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Solution Architect (IT)

Location:
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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Job Description:

At Cogeco, our culture lifts you up—there is no ego in the way. Our common purpose? We all want to win for our customers. We aim to always be evolving, dynamic, and ambitious.  We believe in the power of genuine connections. Each employee is a part of what makes us unique on the market: agile, dedicated, problem solvers.

As part of a Solution Architecture team, the incumbent will be responsible for providing solution architecture as well as technical direction/guidance.  The individual will support an enterprise architecture vision by participating in architecture strategy, guidelines, patterns, frameworks and practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Document and maintain solution-level views of how current business capabilities and business functionality are supported by people, process, and technology
  • Advise and guide business and stakeholders on technology capabilities, mapping to business requirements
  • Establish strategic technical targets for business capabilities and business functionality
  • Participate in the creation of technical roadmaps for the strategic technical target
  • Assist Solution Architecture team with the creation of business capability roadmaps
  • Work with business stakeholders and analysts to understand and influence key business requirements that drive solutions
  • Participate in the establishment of standards, frameworks, patterns and guidelines on technology to be employed at Cogeco
  • Develop, present, and maintain architecture standards through an internal Architecture Review Committee
  • Collaborate with business analysts, security architects, technical architects and data architects to create project solutions that respect strategic technical vision              
  • Perform project reviews, ensuring compliance with architecture standards, roadmaps, patterns and guidelines and approve architecture solutions
  • Continuously conduct research to be up to speed with the industry trends and vendor developments. Leverage recent technology achievements to enable new business opportunities
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director – Business Service Strategy Integration

Job requirements:

 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor Degree: Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
  • TOGAF® certification an asset

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 4+ years’ experience in IT Architecture, Solution Architecture required
  • Experience working with small and large scale vendor solutions
  • Experience delivering solution on Cloud Platforms (nice to have)

 

 SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to drive a strategic and technological planning process
  • Ability to interpret business needs into reliable, agile and viable solutions
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, handle stress, and manage constantly changing priorities
  • Ability to understand financial assessments as they apply to architecture solutions
  • Ability to formulate and/or understand ‘change requests’ against vendor solutions, challenge vendor estimates for those ‘change requests’ and propose alternative solutions, in the best interest of Cogeco
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of architecture concepts, e.g., service oriented architectures, and current leading practice
  • Excellent team player

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional travel required (5%).
  • Command of English and French language (desired)
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, show initiative
  • Strong time management skills.

At Cogeco, diversity is an essential asset to our organization’s performance. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all qualified individuals, regardless of cultural and individual differences. We strive to build teams which reflects the diverse profiles and backgrounds of both the customers and communities we serve, firmly believing that this distinguishes Cogeco from competitors and contributes to our signature of excellence.